Infected with Winsecure Ransomware? Need to decrypt .encrypted files?

What is Winsecure Ransomware

Winsecure is a cryptographer that encrypts a huge number of important user data using a variety of encryption algorithms such as AES and RSA. Also, this changes the extensions of the attacked files to .encrypted. After these changes, the user is very problematic to decrypt the data himself. After encryption, Winsecure ransomware creates two files ransom_note.txt and ransom_pay.html containing instructions for decryption:

content of ransom_note.txt:

Winsecure Ransomware virus

Send 0.05000000 BTC to [1352RtNRpYRdKLWUUDkLBUKP7p4SqMAiTF] bitcoin address to recover files
Files encrypted [21555] total 17004 megabyte

Information about redemption in ransom_pay.html:

Winsecure Ransomware virus

MOST OF YOUR IMPORTANT FILES HAVE BEEN
ENCRYPTED BY AES 256-CBC AND RSA 2048!
well, if you want to restore all your files you should send
0.05000000 BTC to the next bitcoin address as you see below
[1352RtNRpYRdKLWUUDkLBUKP7p4SqMAiTF]
until 04-Jul-2018 08:33:12 (UTC).
if you do not have these hundreds of oil - you can say goodbye permanently to your files.
after payment files will be decrypted by himself. otherwise the key will be deleted.
you can decrypt for test any 3 files not more than 2 mb for each - just drop them to 'decrypt_folder' on your desktop. how to:
* turn off any AV
* payment
* keep your PC turned on
* wait for decryption
* get your files back
you'd could use any comfortable methods to make payment.
if cryptor was deleted, find 'c3cpxEASjsBJw2p8r9aynknfLspM7nFb.GolIum'
file on your desktop. change 'GolIum' to 'exe' and run that again.
don't make any changes for files.
good luck and have a nice day.
in code we trust

As you could understand from the contents of the note, this requires a ransom in bitcoins in the Cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is chosen to avoid punishment for developers’ activities since such transactions are very difficult to track. The main goal of the developers is to frighten the user by saying that he has a limited time. The main goal of Winsecure’s developers is to frighten the user by saying that he has a limited time and get him to pay. All the words of the attackers are deceitful, you do not have to pay them a dime. Do not try to restore the files yourself, because you can lose your data forever. We periodically analyze the actions of such viruses. Below you can find possible solutions for removing Winsecure from your computer and decrypting .encrypted.

Update: Use following service to identify the version and type of ransomware you were attacked by: ID Ransomware. Also check following website for possible decryptor: Emsisoft Decryptors.

How Winsecure ransomware infected your PC

In overwhelming majority, it chooses unprotected network settings as the main way to penetrate the computer. In some cases, Winsecure takes the form of attachments in spam mailings. Be that as it may, you need to use special software designed to protect your computer and mail from such viruses. If your PC has already been attacked by Winsecure, then use our guide listed below. HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard.

First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the Winsecure ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.

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Restore .encrypted files using shadow copies

stellar-data-recovery

  1. Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
  2. Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
  3. Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
  4. Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
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Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Winsecure ransomware:

Related connections or other entries:

xxxx://173.194.44.20/
xxxx://ifconfig.me
xxxx://incodewetrusthatwhatwedo.es/
BTC: 1352RtNRpYRdKLWUUDkLBUKP7p4SqMAiTF

Related files:

winsecure.exe
ransom_pay.html
ransom_note.txt
c3cpxEASjsBJw2p8r9aynknfLspM7nFb.GolIum
.exe

How to decrypt files infected by Winsecure ransomware?

You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.

Decrypt files manually

Restore the system using System Restore

system restore

Although latest versions of Winsecure ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.

  1. Initiate the search for ‘system restore
  2. Click on the result
  3. Choose the date before the infection appearance
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Roll the files back to the previous version

Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.

windows previous versions

  1. Right-click the file and choose Properties
  2. Open the Previous Version tab
  3. Select the latest version and click Copy
  4. Click Restore

Protect your computer from ransomware

hitmanpro alert with cryptoguard

Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.

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Written by Rami Douafi

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